Closure of Nissan plants in Catalonia postponed one year after deal with workers
After weeks of protests, the car manufacturer puts off the layoff of 2,525 workers until December 2021
After weeks of protests and 25 hours of uninterrupted negotiations, Nissan has reached a deal with its workers to postpone the closure of its car manufacturing plants in Catalonia until December 2021, one year later than originally planned.
Workers officially ratified the agreement in a massive assembly on Thursday, hours after both parts reached a deal the night before.
While the closure of the Japanese company’s plants in the surroundings of Barcelona will leave 2,525 employees jobless, unions believe that the conditions of the final settlement are better than originally expected.
The company has stated that the agreement is "the best decision for all parts, because it gives more time to seek alternative projects to reindustrialize the area".